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to the economy, and the economy is growing but keeping it growing means the folks you sent to washington has to do their jobs. >> if the senate steps forth this week and work with republicans to solve the problem. >> democrats are preparing a backup plan if the compromise doesn't work, and they want to force republicans to vote on a measure that would extent tax cuts on everybody but the rich. >>> and president obama maintained his position of raising taxes on wealthy americans. meet the press moderator david gregory sat down with an exclusive interview with president obama, and you can see that at 10:30. >>> new today, police are trying to identify a man. the "washington post" reports the victim was behind the wheel when he was shot and then he crashed into a tree. no word on developments for a search for a gunman or if there has been an arrest made. >>> and tonight there will be a vigil for a football player found stabbed to death. there was an arrest. police found stringfellow dead in a fan on friday night in vienna. the two strangers had plans to meet. his former teammate is understandab
in fort washington. the men shot the homeowner. tony tull live at the scene with more. >> reporter: good morning, aaron. scary situation for a family here around 2:00 this morning. as you mentioned, a home invasion. multiple suspects barged into the house demanded cash and jewelry. the homeowner, a gentleman in his 40s confronted those suspects and he was shot in the back. i want to give you a sense of the scene right now. multiple police units are here on scene doing investigation. you can see that right front window where the blinds are kind of messed up. that is where the situation took place. now, the suspects, we are being told, did get away. but police are still trying to gather clues here. i want to bring in mr. leonard parker. you are the brother-in-law of the victim. >> my wife got a phone call this morning arod about 3:30 saying that my brother-in-law got shot. somebody invaded the home. demanded money, demanded cash. he got shot in the back. >> seems to be a very quiet neighborhood. your sister-in-law as well as your 16-year-old niece was in the house. they're okay o. but does
't think you'll get the same treatment. 51 degrees with light rain moving into the washington right now. on storm team 4 radar. the more moderate showers are out toward the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. winchester, martinsburg getting moderate rain this morning. there's more where this came from so a very wet start today. visibilities have been reduced. and temperatures are mostly in the upper 40s and low 50s. so, your planner today, foggy and soggy, chilly and wet, damp and cold no matter how you look at it. what you see what you get for your forecast. >>> more protests are expected today in egypt against president mohamed morsi, despite a surprising change of mind by the country's leader. morsi said yesterday he is anulling a controversial decree that gave him complete power over the country's judges. however he said a referendum on a draft constitution with will go otherwise lan next weekend. dmont straig morsi's actions also sparked protests here in our area. dozens of people marched from the white house to the egyptian embassy yesterday. they say they want a separation of churc
. >>> according to "the washington post," the project would put storage tanks at the former sand filtration plant, capable of holding 3 million gallons each. crews will also dig a six block tunnel under first street that could store 6 million gallons of storm water. >>> a cool start to the day. it feels a little bit warmer. maybe just a little bit. >> just a little bit. not enough to leave your coat behind. >> no, no, no. coat and jacket required for your trip out the door this morning. most neighborhoods in the 30s this morning. a little chill for sure. it's not quite as cold as it was yesterday. still 39 degrees at nashville airport. winds are light out of the southeast, averaging 5 miles per hour. temperatures around the region are, most important of all, above the freezing mark, especially from i-81 eastbound here, temperatures middle and upper 30s for the most part. i say it's a good thing we're above freezing because storm team 4 radar does show light raindrops. some more showers scattered out and about i-81 in the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. we're going to keep a close eye. not going
is eager, quote-unquote, to hear from the president. >>> house lawmakers are heading back to washington ahead of a deal. john boehner called the house back into session for a rare sunday evening session. boehner says it's up to the senate to act. he says the house has done its part to -- it would extend existing tax cuts for all americans. >>> federal workers are told to take steps to prepare for possible furloughs if spending cuts that would be part of the fiscal cliff take effect. the office of personnel management issued new guidelines which state that employees will be given at least 60 days' notice before any furloughs of more than 22 days. they'll receive 30 days' notice for furloughs shorter than that. workers will also not be allowed to use other forms of paid time off like sick leave. >>> investors overseas appear to be optimistic about the -- the nikkei index hit the highest mark since march of last year. markets in hong kong, south korea and australia are also up today. >>> new this morning, iran state television is reporting the country's navy started training drills in the
as well as in the shenandoah valley and mountains. closer to washington, northern neck, eastern shore, tidewater region, generally in the low and mid 50s. in the metro area, it's in the upper 40s. near 50 prince yorj's, as well as in arlington. 40s in fairfax county and in the district, it's hovering around 50 degrees. later today, by 7:00 a.m., still around 50 around the metro area. winds increase, though, by later this morning. chance of sprinkles, perhaps at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. after that wind gusting to 30 miles per hour under a partly cloudy sky as highs reach upper 50s. sunrise 7:22. sunset 4:48. i'm back with a hometown forecast. danella has more. >> i'm following breaking news on the roadways. the beltway, you're facing a four-mile backup in montgomery county because of a crash at connecticut avenue. you can see the right lane is getting by single file. the accident takes up the whole left side of the roadway. we talked about a four-mile backup. i want to show you georgia avenue. very slow crawl as you make your way past the accident. you're first hitting the brakes at coa
closet. >> santa called me yesterday, he said i'm coming to washington for this tree lighting ceremony, if you want to -- >> and you've got to listen to santa. >> that's right. so we're going to deliver. and we have had it turn a lot colder overnight. good morning, starting off with temperatures below freezing. much of the region is down into the 20s in much of fairfax county and montgomery and prince george's county. much of arlington county is near 30. much of the rest of the district is at our below freezing and it's a bit milder. of course, right along the potomac and the bail. also below freezing from the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches. we have a clear sky now. here's your hour by hour forecast for the day. dress warmly this morning, even by 7:00, 8:00, it's still going to be below freezing. mid 40s by mid afternoon. i'll return with a hometown forecast in ten minutes. >>> breaking news right now. an overturned tractor-trailer is causing big problems on the outer loop. tony tull is live with more. >> reporter: this accident already starting to cause a major backup.
night around massachusetts avenue in northeast washington. we're told the officer was hit during a traffic stop. her condition has not been released. so far no charges have been filed against the driver. >>> a video posted online is sparking an investigation of a metro bus driver. check it out. this video appears to show the driver holding and possibly even reading a newspaper behind the wheel. the rider who shot this video on unsuck d.c. metro posted it online. metro will start monitoring some of its employees next year, including bus drivers, to make sure they get enough sleep. the transit agency will ask those who maintain buses and trains to log their sleep habits and wear a motion detecting advice. metro is trying to combat fatigue after a 2011 study found those worked longer hours than allowed and had no limit to the number of consecutive days they worked. metro is also concerned about late night shift workers who are most vulnerable to fatigue. county leaders say the pentagon never offered traffic solutions when it moved thousands of people to ft. belvoir and the marc cent
-morning chill lingering out there. culpepper, 27. 33 in downtown washington. annapolis, it's 35 at the naval academy, and 30 degrees in leesburg. a little hint of a breeze out there. nowhere as much of a wind as yesterday. and the windchills are in the 20s. it's sunny and cold today, but that's all right, pleasant enough to be outside. good enough for the ravens and redskins, and we will talk about christmas eve and christmas day and beyond. >> got it all covered, chuck. thanks. >>> holiday shoppers may be trying to squeeze in the last-minute purchases today, and they want to bring plenty of patience. look at the packed parking lots in bethesda. security helped to direct traffic and even some police officers had a little fun doing it. if you still had shopping to do, can you expect plenty of company. it's one of the last shopping days before the big day and probably going to be one of the busiest, too. and things are already bustling, derrick? >> if you get here anytime soon, you will see something you probably won't see later in the day. that's opened parking spaces. there are cars more her
will be available for same-sex couples in washington state as well. the state's governor signed the law into effect wednesday and takes effect today. some counties there started issuing wedding ser tiff katz and licenses just after midnight. also today in washington state, recreational use of marijuana is now legal. >>> this afternoon, the first family will flip the switch for the lighting of the christmas tree. actor neil patrick harris will host this year. the event will have performances by james taylor, kjason mraz, ad the fray. we're going to be there. you look for live coverage on nbc 4 and our website, nbcwashington.com. 15th street will be closed between constitution at pennsylvania avenues. 17th street will be closed between constitution and new york avenues. but those roads should reopen around 7:00. >> it's always a very lovely event. it is now 4:37. 37 degrees out there. be careful what you post online. the judge's order for a woman who wrote negative reviews on yelp. >> a rare storm down under. it's left quite a mess. >>> a shock to the system as you step outside. how long >>> a rare t
to his state. christie was in washington, making stops at the white house and capitol hill, asking lawmakers for an additional $83 billion in his state as well as new york and connecticut. today we'll learn the fate of a tour bus driver for a crash that killed 15 passengers. the jury will announce a verdict for williams today, who's accused of running a bus off the road and striking a pole in new york city in 2011. he's pled not guilty to manslaughter, claiming a tractor-trailer cut him off. prosecutors say he was tired and may have fallen asleep. if convicted, he faces 15 years in jail. >>> the parade float driver involved in the train accident that killed four people will not be charged. the float was hit by a freight train. four veterans of iraq and afghanistan were killed, and 16 more people were hurt. >>> an eye opener for men. in news 4 for your health, a new study finds that men are not only more likely to be diagnosed from cancer but are more likely to die from it. a study out of cornell medical college found of top ten can certifies, men have the higher rate of death in se
. south and east of washington on the eastern shore. generally in the low to mid 50s. areas in blue dipped into the mid 40s. shenandoah valley, far west and north of washington and into the mountains this morning. as we look at the nearby temperatures, montgomery, prince george's, fairfax, arlington, around 50 degrees. district of columbia, the low 50s. hour by hour today, a lot of cloudiness three 6:00 a.m. wind out o of the west at 5 to 15. there's a chance of a few sprinkles late morning and early afternoon. otherwise, clouds breaking up with some sunshine. we'll climb into the mid and upper 50s. the winds will be gusting to 30 miles an hour this afternoon. i'll be back in ten minutes with the hometown forecast. first 4 traffic with danella now. >> thank, tom. checking on a few things in our area. overall, very, very quiet. not seeing any delays at all. not seeing anything in the roadway to slow you down. georgetown pike, have a disabled vehicle there. it's in the shoulder lane. not bad. i want to bring your attention crossing the bridge heading inbound. one of the barrels around here i
? stay with us. "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. >>> and now, from washington's leading news station this is "news4 today." >>> thousands of lives at risk right now as the military in syria prepares to take drastic measures against its own people. >>> plus, we're learning more about some big changes to metro's new silver line that will cost the agency millions. good morning, everyone. i'm richard jordan in for aaron. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to news4 today. let's take a live look outside at 5:00 a.m. 37 degrees outside our studios right now. we were talking about hitting near 60 yesterday at this same time and it is a shock to the system. we listened to you, we knew this was going to happen, but it still hurt when i got outside. >> the reality of it is amazing. just 36 days ago, it was 70 degrees. now we've dropped to 40 degrees, much of the region. there's a lot of blue, that means it's below freezing. all those areas in blue are generally in the low 30s and 20s. covers much of virginia and maryland and west virginia and all around the northeast, all the way down to the carolina
the washington area over the weekend. a small but vocal group of gun control advocates showed up outside a gun shop in falls church calling for a ban on assault style weapons and ammunition and more funding for mental health programs. the nra's push to put armed guards in schools across the country has people talking. >> i actually would not have felt safer. i think i would have felt more in harm's way. i just don't agree with guns in general. >> it's just dumbfounding to think the answer to violence is to put the weapons of more violence in the hands of people. >> police were there for the protest although it remained a peaceful one. >>> 4:35 right now. if you are still looking for the perfect present for your loved ones, time is almost up. there are some people that haven't finished all their shopping. a survey shows that more than 130 million people have not finished shopping. and whopping 26 million people haven't even started. shoppers say it's because they are still hunting for the best deals. >> try to come at the end so you get good stuff. >> it's more fun to do it at the end. >> i kno
the freezing mark in washington and the nearby suburbs. right near the bay it's a little bit above freezing but away from waters below freezing. into the shenandoah valley and mountains, most locations in the 20s. in fact, even colder. east of the mountains we don't have any weather advisories but there is one out for western maryland and into west virginia. a combination maybe of some icing and some maybe light snow there later today. if you are heading west, you may be running into that later today and for the metro area a cold, calm dry morning and then by noontime might get a little bit of snow and sleet perhaps to our west and north otherwise light rain moving into the metro area and maybe a little bit of sleet mixing in with some rain western northern suburbs mid afternoon and all rain after that and we'll be hovering near 40 degrees during the afternoon. a look at christmas eve in ten minutes. mike is in for danella with traffic. >> things are looking good right now on the interstates this early morning commute. no serious problems to report. let's take a look at 270 south in marylan
to hammer out a last-minute deal. president obama pushed lawmakers to act. >> we cannot let washington politics gets in the way of america's progress. >> and they called on them to reach a prau phaoeuz or allow a vote on his plan that would among other things raise taxes on those making $250,000. >> i believe it could pass both houses as long as these leaders allow it to come to a vote. >> roy blunt delivered the republican spaupbs. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% of the americans will not even pay the interest on the trillion-dollar debt. >> and there is a plan that could include extending unemployment insurance benefits, and allowing tax rates to increase on the wealthiest americans. but this issue remains a major sticking point with many republicans resisting any tax inkraes at all. the last-minute process calls into question washington's ability to look at all the issues. >> meanwhile, americans watched with worry and frustration. >> i think they are all failing us a great deal and i am sick and tired of them fighting. >> it's the equivalent of worrying abo
. the ball is january 21st at the walter e. washington convention center. you just have to sign up at their website. it's 2013pic.org. you can request up to two tickets after $60 a pop. >> hot ticket in town. >> in 2008, i was covering a ball which is not as fun as going to one and enjoying it. talk about the weather. last night we asked people to send in questions. we heard from tania and diane. they're saying, we would like some snow in woodbridge and fredericksburg. is it going to happen? >> fredericksburg, no. probably sleet and rain there. in woodbridge, yes, but switching to rain after a couple hours. it's kind of a bummer storm for a lot of people who really wanted snow out of this one. there's not much going on, even right now, because there's so much dry air, as you'll see on the radar, that's worked into the system. not a big storm for today. just a nuance storm for us. let's head over to the weather wall and check out conditions out there right now. we've got 39 degrees. we have snow falling way to our north and west and rain across southeastern maryland. at 39 degrees
in the future. >>> house lawmakers are preparing for an 11th hour deal. they're returning to washington for a rare sunday evening session. it's not clear what the house will do. house speaker john boehner still insists it's up to the senate to make the next move. >>> iran's state television is reporting the country's navy started training drills in the strait of hormuz. iran is reportedly warned other ships to stay away from the site until after the new year. the state tv report says it includes warships, submarines and jet fighters. other countries are worried these tests are another step towards iran developing a nuclear weapon. >>> the military world is mourning the death of the man known as stormin' norman. general schwarzkopf died yesterday from complications with pneumonia. he helped lead forces during the first gulf war that removed saddam hussein from kuwait. a friend of his says schwarzkopf was in love with america and possessed with a sense of duty. he was 78 years old. schwarzkopf's death sparked reaction from many prominent american politicians and military leaders. former s
in vegas if the politicians in washington negotiate a bad deal on the budget and deficit, what do you think will happen to medicare and medicaid benefits? and to our coverage? cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicare and medicaid will short change the people who need it the most. so if you don't want seniors to come up empty. call sen. warner and tell him don't make a bad deal that cuts our care. brand new learning center opening in our region. you're watching "news 4 today." >>> good morning. if you're just joining us, in a few days the brand new national children's museum will open doors to public and prince george's county. joining to us talk about the work to open this building is jay willard witson, the museum's president. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> this is more than just a big open playground for kids. you're hoping to spark some fire under these kids and inspire them. >> our mission is to inspire children to care about and improve the world. while that's a serious mission, the way we execute that and engage audiences through play. we're dedicated to the f
washington, skies are clear. he'll have smooth sailing here hopefully. >> tom kierein is keeping an eye on all things in the skies. tom, what do you say? >> not tonight. we'll get precipitation moving in. right now things are dry, calm and cold. just clouds are cruising over us now. a few breaks in clouds to our west. may have sun around sunrise. a lot of cloudiness for the rest of the day. a cold morning. we're below freezing except near the waters it's above freezing. but elsewhere 20s. as the precipitation arrives by noontime, might have wet snowflakes and sleet mixing with some rain. it will be in the 30s to near 40 above freezing and then changing to all rain. the rest of the afternoon and into this evening for this christmas eve does look like some more rain moving through ending by midnight tonight. seven-day outlook in ten minutes. a look at traffic now. >> it's christmas eve and the interstates are looking great right now. no reports of serious problems on the beltway. let's look at local roads. here we are at lockwood. no serious problems. hardly any cars in either direction.
to the beltway. erika? >>> thanks a lot. the washington redskins, you'll be hearing a lot from them this week. they're in the playoffs. they clinched the nfc title last night by beating the boys in blue. the cowboys 28-18 last night. it was the 'skins seventh straight win after starting the season 3-6. redskins fans have been waiting five years to see their team in the post-season. a couple of guys who were still in high school during the last playoff appearance are to thank. our dan hellie caught up with robert griffin, iii and alfred morris. >> i believe it was terrell owens that once said, get your popcorn ready because the redskins are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2007. they got there as the nfc east champions. first division title since 1999. they will be hosting a home playoff game next sunday taking on the seattle seahawks at 4:30. they got there not because of rg3 but because of the other rookie, alfred morris. he had the best game of his career. 33 carries for 200 yards and three touchdowns. we caught up with both of the redskins sensational rookies after their big w
e. washington convention center. you have to sign up on the committee's website. it's 2013pic.org. you can request up to two tickets at $60 each. >> and sign pages of documents. >> ten forms of i.d. no. >> but you'll certainly have a lot of date options. that's going to be a hot ticket. >> $60. you can't beat that. talking about the weather, we're hearing from our viewer tammy who says her son cannot see out of the snow this morning in hagerstown. >> it's starting to coat the streets there for sure. any of those untreated roads is where the streets will be slick to the north. it's a small part of our area that will see the snow actually coat the grass and ground. this event now, a very small time period, a much smaller time period where the snow will get a chance to accumulate. let's look at what's going on across the area. we have an overcast sky right now. it's taken all morning long to see that snow start to fall around here. it had to overcome some dry air. the other thing that's not going to have it stick around for very long are the higher temperatures. we're 39 degrees
washington. he was working in a building in the 3200 block of hyatt place when he fell into a hole yesterday morning. it took about 20 minutes to get him out. he was taken to the hospital. his injuries were not life-threatening. >>> this morning, police in new york city are searching for the woman who pushed a man in front of an oncoming train killing him. the woman was mumbling to herself and pacing on the platform before she shoved the man on to the tracks. so far it does not appear the victim and suspect knew each other. police have not released a motive. this is the second time this month someone has been shoved on to the train tracks and killed in new york city. >>> scientists plan to get a better look into the mind of the sandy hook shooter. researchers will study the dna of 20-year-old adam lanza. some say the findings could pinpoint mutations associated with aggressive and violent behavior. others fear it could draw false conclusions on the genetic causes of mental illness. lanza is accused of killing 27 people in newtown, connecticut earlier this month before turning his gun on hims
and hoping for a super bowl trophy here in washington. what's up next? the redskins are going to take on the seahawks. that game is at fedex field on sunday. you can imagine there's going to be a lot of interest, a lot of excited people. some big tailgating parties going on. fans here hoping that the 'skins can take it call the way. megan mcgrath, news 4. richard, back to you. >> robert griffin iii may not have had one of his best performances last night. but that doesn't seem to be bothering him. we'll have hisatake on the game a little later this hour. >>> tiffany alston was having financial issues before being stripped of her seat. the washington post reports that she filed for bankruptcy seven months before trying to use campaign money to pay for her wedding. she charged tens of thousands of dollars to a law firm. a jury found her guilty of misdemeanor theft in june for paying a law firm employee $800 in state money. >>> breaking news right now. iraq is on high alert for terrorist attacks as thousands of shiite pilgrims continue to march across the country. the pilgrims are on the
and spending cuts, and this is just showing that even after the election, washington teams paralyzed and unable to act, not very impressive. >> we felt so promising after the elections they wanted to work together, and you talk about the small deal, can they get it done? because boehner said, as far as reaching the deal, god only knows. >> if we go over the fiscal cliff where we get passed january 1st, things won't happen right away. there are automatic spending cuts that will take affect, and congress can come back and get legislation done. congress can prove to work quickly when it has to. i think the expectation is they come back after christmas and get the smaller deal done that at least puts off the idea of the fiscal cliff and then they have to come back and get back to the deficit-cutting deal if they can reach that later on. >> and president obama nominated john kerry as second of state. he has been in a good position to do this for a long time, and former nominee, of course, and he is well positioned to do that. he is very popular in the senate, and confirmation is all but assured. so
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